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Re: Pacific Seacraft 31 furler line
I just replaced the old Harken roller furler on my 31 with a brand new one. The old one had 3/8" line which did sometimes get "too fat" in the drum if not set up just right. The new furler came from Harken with 5/16" line that is braided Dacron on the outside but I don't know what the core is. I no longer have to worry about the drum getting too full, but it it doesn't feel nearly as nice in my hand as the 3/8" did. I guess without knowing what is inside my rope I haven't really answered your question-i.e., can you use 5/16" Sta-Set or do you need a high performance material like Spectra. You could probably get a quick answer from Harken, or whoever made your furler.
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